Book View Café celebrates its fifth anniversary with an anthology of our favorite stories. From the fantasy and science fiction of our roots to steampunk, romance, historical and mainstream; from humor to life’s hardest challenges, across the spectrum from light to dark. Stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, Vonda N. McIntyre, David D. Levine, and many more.
by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
$3.99 (Short Fiction Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-389-8
Time travel is a dream long held by human beings. Who hasn’t had fond thoughts about showing Nicola Tesla their personal Tesla Coil or taking him for a drive in an electric car that bears his name? The devil is in the details of the technology, which is what ties together this collection of short fiction—the stories in this collection appeared in Analog science fiction magazine between 1990 and 2000.
by Madeleine Robins
$3.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-050-7
In her father’s household Althea Ervine was used to having the running of things–until her father disowned her (again) and Althea fled to her sister’s home in London. For the first time in her life Althea gave herself up to the gaiety of a purely social life, to the theatre and parties and the admiration of young men.
Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries #3
by Patrice Greenwood
$5.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-399-7
A BVC Original
A cop at the opera…
Wisteria Tearoom owner Ellen Rosings coaxes Detective Tony Aragon to go with her to the Santa Fe Opera, but the magnificent performance of Tosca ends in disaster. In bizarre counterpoint to the opera’s plot, the leading man is murdered in his dressing room, and Tony must rush to secure the crime scene. Ellen is left to comfort Vi Benning, a former server at the tearoom who is now an apprentice at the Opera and a protegee of the slain singer.
Avaryan Resplendent Volume I
by Judith Tarr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-283-9
The war between the Golden Empire and the Empire of the Sun is over, the empires merged into one, and one emperor over them all: Estarion, heir to both royal houses. But Estarion will not accept half of his heritage, nor will the Golden Empire willingly accept him. The same forces that assassinated his father are arrayed against him, led by the last scion of an ancient imperial line‚ and he must stand against them and truly unite the empires, or see all the great work of his ancestors reduced to rubble.
Book 3 of Reeves and Worcester Steampunk Mysteries
by Chris Dolley
$2.99 (Novella) ISBN 978-1-61138-391-1
HG Wells has a problem.
His Aunt Charlotte has borrowed his time machine and won’t give it back. Now she’s rewriting history!
Reggie Worcester, gentleman’s consulting detective, and his automaton valet, Reeves, are hired to retrieve the time machine and put the timeline back together.
From the world of The Seven-Petaled Shield
by Deborah J. Ross
$1.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-259-4
Across the Azkhantian steppe, warrior women ride to battle against foes both human and supernatural. From the world of The Seven-Petaled Shield come four fantasy tales, originally published in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword & Sorceress.
by Patricia Burroughs
$2.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-279-2
When sexy, buttoned-down numbers guy Jeff gets sucked into Cecilia’s sticky, single-mom universe, his life turns inside out. Her checkbook’s a nightmare, her oldest kid hates him, and she’s messy, mouth-watering, independent, and annoyingly unforgettable. He can’t stay away.
Tales Newly Twisted
Edited by Deborah J. Ross and Phyllis Irene Radford
$4.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-1-61138-155-9
Not your grandmother’s fairy tales…
From the far-ranging imaginations of Book View Café authors comes this delirious collection of classic tales newly twisted into dark, dangerous, and occasionally hilarious re-tellings. From the golden isles of Greece to the frozen north, from fairytale castles to urban slums, join us on an unforgettable journey!
Book 1 of the Nanotech Succession
by Linda Nagata
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-0-9831100-1-9
An award-winning novel of nanotechnology, adventure, and high-tech revolution.
Nanotechnology saturates the world. It makes possible glittering orbital cities. But strict laws regulate its use, and death follows for those caught in violation. The threat of death means little though, to a man already condemned to die. Nikko–post human, genetically engineered to survive in space, and desperate to escape his fate–steals a forbidden nanomachine. But the theft goes awry and the nanomachine escapes into the wild–igniting a desperate race to contain it before the definition of “human” changes for all time.
Advice for Writers from the Authors
at Book View Café
edited by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff & Pati Nagle
$4.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-0-98284-403-8
“Check any bookstore and you’ll find a host of titles on writing. Some are good, some not so good. Every author has his or her own strengths and weaknesses. But in Brewing Fine Fiction; Advice For Writers From the Bookview Café, you get a smorgasbord of professional advice and expertise. From the plausibility of fantasy, by Ursula LeGuin, to Deborah Ross’s comments on reviews, you’ll find every facet of the craft and writing life covered. For the wealth of information, experience, and diversity, all under one cover, you can’t beat it.” — Mary Rosenblum, Longridge Writers Group Instructor
The Civil War Adventures of Sarah Emma Edmonds, alias Private Frank Thompson
by P. G. Nagle
$6.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-384-3
A BVC Original
1861: as America erupts into civil war, Emma Edmonds is roused to such intense patriotism that she joins the Union army…as a man.
Raised on a farm by a father who would have preferred a son, Emma can ride, shoot, and hunt as well as any man. She defies convention to become a soldier, an army nurse, even a spy. Dangers surround her, from enemy fire in battle to the risk of discovery by her friends, which would end in court-martial and disgrace.
by Nancy Jane Moore
$2.99 (Novella) ISBN 978-1-61138-041-5
All her life, Maggie Hines has dreamed of a city quite unlike Wichita Falls, Texas, where she lives. Her parents have always denied the city exists, but as she comes of age she finds her way there and discovers the truth about herself and her family.
Changeling is a coming of age story. And it’s not about faeries.
The Changeling Troll
by Leah Cutter
$4.99 ISBN 978-1-61138-438-3
A different kind of ugly duckling story
Christine works at her dream job in the archives at a university library, loses sleep most every night to reading, lives mostly in her dreams. But can’t find what she’s really looking for.
The Changespell Saga Vol. II
by Doranna Durgin
$4.49 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-317-1
Dun Lady’s Jess–once a horse, now learning the ways of the human heart: love, betrayal, and deadly revenge.
Jess, once a horse called Dun Lady’s Jess, is still struggling to integrate her human and equine selves when the wizard Arlen discovers someone in Camolen is callously turning wild creatures into bewildered and maddened human slaves.
Adele—the beautiful Fairy Queen with wings of clockwork—despairs when her husband, the Master Tinker, dies before he finishes the Great Machine that will reignite the human-fairy war and drive the humans away. When she meets Dale, a human boy with natural talent who can finish the machine, she enslaves him and binds his will with her fairy magic.
A Collection of Short Fiction
by Nancy Jane Moore
$4.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-258-7
“Break all rules, including these.”
So advises one of the stories in this reprint collection. These stories jump — conscientiously — from a homage to Alexandre Dumas to an action-packed adventure set in the near future. There’s also an epic fantasy or space opera — take your pick — told in aphorisms, a contemplation on death, and a tale of what happens when walls begin to divide a place. As Lyndon Perry wrote of the now-out-of print PS Publishing hardcover edition, “Moore’s style rises above a particular perspective and stands on its own as quality short fiction.”
And Other Tales
by Pati Nagle
$5.99 (Short Story Collection)
From the dark depths of the past to the bright hopes of the future, Pati Nagle’s stories range across the palette of human emotion.
Named for her Theodore Sturgeon Award Finalist story, Coyote Ugly includes fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, romance, mystery, and a few surprises.
by Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-071-2
Sherwood Smith’s most popular young adult fantasy begins with Meliara and her brother vowing to free Remalna from an evil king. War is tougher than it seemed. When Meliara is caught by the enemy commander, the elegant Marquis of Shevraeth, it’s escape or die. Afterward, Meliara faces a tougher challenge: the battlefield is no longer mud and steel, but palaces, the weapons manners and fans. Toughest of all is courtship, when the one who catches her heart is an enemy.
by Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-193-1
A light-hearted Regency folly, starring Miss Clarissa Harlowe who wants a quiet life-but falls in love with a smuggler, the marquess of St. Tarval. Tarval’s sister, Lady Kitty, is determined to write a dramatic Gothic to save her brother’s mortgaged estate-if she can reach London. Clarissa’s much-pursued cousin, Mr. Philip Devereaux, is inexplicably intrigued by Lady Kitty, who is doing her best to encourage the match between him and Clarissa, except that Clarissa is now betrothed to . . . Lord Wilburfolde.
And so the madness of changing partners begins in the dance of love.
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Edited by Phyllis Irene Radford
$4.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-0-98284-402-1
From the concrete canyons of the modern city to the halls of ancient kings, from deepest ocean to cosy homes in sprawling suburbs, nowhere and no one is immune to magic. But as many forms as magic takes, there always arrives a hero to accept the challenge, and sometimes, to pay the price.
A Star Rigger Omnibus
by Jeffrey A. Carver
$6.99 (Omnibus) ISBN 978-1-61138-181-8
Dragons in the Stars and Dragon Rigger—two Star Rigger novels in one!
Between the stars, says legend, there lives a realm of dragons. When a young star rigger named Jael flies the forbidden route, she learns the reality—that the dragons are real, and deadly. Only after a dragon named Highwing befriends her does Jael realize she has been caught up in an ancient battle of good and evil, her appearance foretold by an ancient prophecy. Science fiction with mythic dimension, from the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity’s End. Map included.
Individual novels originally published by Tor Books
Stories of the Puzzle Lands – Book 1
by Linda Nagata
$3.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-937197-08-7
A tale of love, war, murder, marriage, and fate.
He lurks beside the forest road, a charming, well-armed young murderer, not altogether human. She draws near, a contrary shepherdess fleeing an unwanted marriage. When he overhears her prayer for help, whispered to the Dread Hammer, he decides to grant it — and love takes him by surprise. But love soon proves a greater challenge than murder.
An Ælven Story
by Pati Nagle
$2.99 (Novella) ISBN 978-1-61138-245-7
This is a novella (a short novel).
In the aftermath of battle, the people of Southfæld must cope with devastating losses, including their governor…and seven of his successors.
The Battle of Skyruach is over. Jharan, a captain of the Southfæld Guard, grieves for his friend Maronin as he gathers the remnants of their two companies into one. Encamped on the battlefield, the ælven army prepares to mourn the loss of Southfæld’s governor, even as two of the governor’s subordinates come seeking Jharan with news that will change his life.
by Pati Nagle
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-142-9
Holly’s life changes forever when she visits
Her hike through the woods with her older sister Madison ends in disappointment. A concrete coffin full of water? She expected a pool surrounded by flowers, birds, dancing dragonflies. As they get ready to leave, Holly dabbles her fingers in the water.
And sees a face beneath the surface.
The Immortal Saga, Book 2
by Pati Nagle
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-169-6
“I never should have let them talk me into giving blood.”
When Manda notices a creepy white-haired goth watching her donate blood, her best friend Lenore panics and drags her to a tiny New Mexico village where she learns the horrible truth—
The goth is a vampire…and she’s the target.